Explore the fascinating art of glass fusion on this one or two day course.
An introduction to a wonderful array of glass in many forms. Learn how to cut, shape and assemble materials to create beautiful pieces of your own. Become familiar with different firing techniques and fuse finishes. Design your own 2D and 3D projects such as coasters, light catchers, bowls, platters, plant pot stakes or jewellery. Your creations will be kiln fired after the workshop for collection/postage at a later date.
Open to both beginners and those with experience.
“Love these workshops! Very relaxed with lovely materials and guidance. Delighted with what I achieved. Have booked to return soon.”
“Highly impressed. Everything was thoroughly explained but we were making our pieces before we knew it.”
Tutor: Ali Groschl
Ali is a qualified teacher with a passion for glass. From her home studio in Leicestershire she pursues an experimental approach – keeping her 3 kilns very busy! She enjoys a loyal following through her business smARTsy. We are delighted she has agreed to share her expertise here at Zantium Studios.
“Ali is very knowledgeable. She stands back enough to give you space to create…but is always there to offer advice and technical information.”
“I just love this! Ali is incredibly talented and incredibly patient.”
A wide selection of materials will be available, including sheet glass, frit, stringer, confetti, dichroic, vitrigraph stringer, chopped cane, cabochons (handmade by Ali) and Glass Line (liquid glass) in a range of colours and finishes.
All tools and equipment are provided. You will be required to wear safety glasses when cutting glass.
Materials & kiln firing fee: £20 – £30 per day, depending upon your chosen projects. (Note, this materials charge is in addition to the course fee.)
Your work will be ready to collect 2 or 3 weeks after the course. Items can be carefully packaged and posted to you for an additional charge.
Timings & Refreshments
Start time: Join us from 10.00am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.30am
End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon.
(includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments)
1 day workshop: £95
2 day course: £190
An additional materials fee applies.
There are plenty of options locally if you need somewhere to stay:
- Holiday cottage on site > CLICK HERE
- B&B / self catering in the surrounding Peak District area. > CLICK HERE